Kalandia Crossing, West Bank – After 6 am, a Palestinian man’s face is temporarily bathed in a crimson light, not because of the sun on the Jordan Mountains, but also on the face of an Israeli site near Jerusalem by the scanner
The Israeli army has established face scanners as part of a multi-billion dollar upgrade at the Qalandiya crossing, which now allows Palestinians to operate in the West Bank with relative ease.
But when advances in advanced technology facilitated Palestinian work to enter Israel, critics say they are a sign of Israel’s 52-year occupation of the West Bank and as a problem, face face recognition technology has criticized the army’s use.
Kallandia is one of the main crossings for thousands of Palestinians entering Israel every day for many reasons, including work, medical appointments or family visits.
Among the Palestinians, the highly fortified crossings are seen as a symbol of the Israeli occupation, long known for their humanitarian way, where workers wait for two hours to cross Jerusalem, which is controlled by Israel.
Palestinian workers from all over the West Bank, allowed to work in Israel, wake up at midnight to reach the crossings before morning.
The gates of the metal fence were often full of people before dawn, waiting to open the door. Human rights groups condemn the situation in Khalandia.
The Israeli Ministry of Defense has pumped more than $ 85 million in recent years to improve the number of other important checkpoints between Chadalia, Israel and the West Bank – as part of the strategy, in the circumstances of Palestine it means improvements to maintain calm.
Thanks to the upgrade, even during morning rush hours, it takes about 10 minutes to cross Kalandia and feel the airport station. While the rest of Jerusalem remains dormant, hundreds of Palestinian workers come every morning to work in Israel with bicycles, buses and cars.
Jamal Aest, 60, from the northern West Bank city, works as a quarry in an industrial park in the easternmost part of Qalandiya in East Jerusalem.
He said the new system was very good, but another sign that there was no end to the Israeli occupation. The Palestinians want East Jerusalem to be the capital of the future state in the West Bank as its capital.
Kalalandia today resembles an international crossing. You think you’re entering a new country. “This is not a temporary thing, it seems to be the latter.”
In the West Bank, the COGAT gave over 83,000 permits to Palestinians in the West Bank to work in Israel in June.
Many Palestinians are looking for work in Israel, where there are more jobs and wages than the West Bank. On a given day, there are approximately 8,000 crossing points at the Kalandia crossing.
In exchange for this benefit, according to the Israeli Civil Administration, according to the Israeli Civil Administration, Palestinians must obtain biometric identification letters to work in Israel.
Security check – After passing through the scanner scanner and its accessories – Employees place magnetic ID cards on the scanner and face the camera.
The red light is emitted from the screen, while the face recognition program verifies the author’s identity and opens the rotary door.
According to the latest report by The Marker of Israel Business Daily, the Israeli army uses the technology provided by any Israeli company, namely identifying faces at checkpoints in the West Bank and cameras depicting Palestinian areas.
The report said cameras and databases were used to identify and track potential Palestinian attackers.
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COGAT confirmed the use of face recognition at the crossings, but refused to discuss the details of the biometric database or to determine whether the data were used outside the crossing. Ministry of Defense, military and security apparatus Shin Beth also refused to comment.
Israel’s human rights organization B’Tselem said it was unacceptable that Palestinian workers had no ability to object to the use of face detection technology.
Group spokesman Roy Yellin described the company’s development of its products through “immoral” unethical issues.
For the success of Mahsiri, a 62-year-old town near Ramle, I gave statements to the IDF about its biological management, which was a fair trade for a stable job in Israel.
I have no problem this is my life. If I want to work here, follow the rules and I have no problem doing so. “This is the life of Palestinian workers in Israel.”